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SICON BEAUTY ’18- Singularities Annual Conference on 3, 4 and 5 January 2018 | Unity Womens College Department of English

Phone: 0483 – 2767142 (College)   |   Mail: doe.unity@gmail.com

Unity Womens College Department of English

Event Start Date : 03 January 2018 Event End Date : 05 January 2018 Venue :

sicon beautySICON BEAUTY 18)

3, 4 & 5 January 2018

With its aesthetic, spiritual, materialistic and other possible versatile dimensions, beauty defines reality and interprets the life of man and art. From an abstract idea that resists objective evaluation, it concretized itself in objects and perspectives. Time, tradition and cultures made their own interventions to shape and deconstruct the truth of beauty. Discourses on beauty emphasize differences and uniqueness on the one side and   utopian ideals based on sensory perceptions rendering universal homogeneous aesthetic proportions on the other side. Graeco-roman civilization, middle age, renaissance, enlightenment, romantic, modern and postmodern periods had their own overture to its conceptualisation that provide a comparative framework for studies and deliberations on beauty.  Philosophers like Immanuel Kant, Plato, Aristotle Lucretius, Cicero etc. proposed epicurean and stoic concepts underlining the opposites such as decorum and symmetry that beauty contained. With innumerable manifestations across spheres and disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, eco criticism, aesthetics, culture studies, architecture, engineering etc., the benchmarks of beauty have been constantly validated, discarded and reconfigured. 


Post graduate Department of English, KAHM Unity Women’s College, Manjeri provides a multi disciplinary platform to the scholars and researchers around the globe and across disciplines to discuss the perceptions and intuitions on “Beauty” by organizing Singularities International Conference on Beauty on 3, 4 and 5 January 2018.


The Fifth Annual Singularities Conference, SICON BEAUTY 18, jointly organized by Singularities, a Transdisciplinary Biannual Research Journal (ISSN:2348-3369) and Postgraduate Department of English, KAHM Unity women’s College Manjeri on 3, 4 and 5 January 2018, will address a wide range of themes associated with Beauty in an interdisciplinary approach, bringing all the academic intelligentsia under one umbrella to explore the meeting points in the humanitarian and scientific roads. In a broader perspective, we encourage and solicit high quality papers  which are original, unpublished  and dynamic results of research, with  conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental  or theoretical  dimensions that address the below mentioned themes andtopics for the conference:

  • History and beauty
  • Contemporary definitions of beauty
  • Culture and beauty
  • Media and beauty
  • Politics of beauty
  • Beauty and advertisement
  • Nature and beauty
  • Beauty and gender
  • Pleasure and beauty
  • Beauty and power
  • Beauty and films
  • Cartoons and beauty
  • Beauty and performance
  • Democracy and beauty
  • Gender and beauty
  • Beauty and body
  • Beauty and mind
  • Beauty and painting
  • Making of the beautiful
  • Aesthetics and the philosophy of art
  • Art and beauty
  • Beauty across traditional
  • Beauty and ethnicity
  • Aesthetic pleasure
  • Aesthetics and beauty
  • Ethics and beauty
  • Crimes and beauty
  • Phenomenology
  • Aesthetic ethics
  • Theatre and beauty
  • Beauty and digital world
  • Beauty and architecture
  • Beauty and linguistics
  • Racism and beauty
  • Aesthetic judgment
  • Post-modern aesthetics and psychoanalysis
  • Aesthetics and science
  • Truth as beauty, mathematics
  • Computational inference of aesthetics
  • Evolutionary aesthetics
  • Applied aesthetics
  • Factors involved in aesthetic judgment
  • Beauty and theory
  • Beauty and thinkers
  • Health and beauty
  • Globalization and beauty
  • Beauty and spirituality
  • Beauty and fashion
  • Beauty and humanity
  • Beauty and the formation of identities


Submission Guidelines:

  • The first page of the abstract should contain only:
    • Title of the paper,
    • Name of the Author,
    • Affiliation,
    • Address with email id and phone
  • Abstract should be typed in Times New Roman font in MS Word format.
  • Font size should be 12 for the text and 14 for titles.
  • Line spacing should be 1.5.
  • The typing should be on one side of the A4 paper.
  • Abstract or paper must be original and in English.
  • For abstracts the word limit is 400 including introduction, objective, research methodology, and result or conclusion.

Please send your abstracts to siconbeauty2018@gmail.com . We acknowledge receipt and answer all proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in two weeks, you should assume that we could not receive your proposals. Please feel free to call us to ensure the receipt then.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: October 31, 2017
  • Approval of Abstracts: November 10, 2017
  • Deadline for submission of Paper November 30, 2017

The abstracts received will be reviewed by a panel of experts and the authors of selected abstracts will be informed accordingly only by Email.

Registration Fee:


Participation only                                            : Rs. 500

Participation and presentation                                    : Rs. 700

Participation, presentation and publication     : Rs. 900

Research Scholars

Participation only                                            : Rs.750

Participation and presentation                                    : Rs. 1000

Participation, presentation and publication     : Rs.1250

Teachers and Others

Participation only                                            : Rs.1000

Participation and presentation                                    : Rs. 2000

Participation, presentation and publication     : Rs.2500


On intimation please pay the registration fee to the below mentioned account on or before November 30.

The details of the account is as follows: “Department of English Fund ” State Bank of Travancore, City Point Shopping Mall Manjeri. Branch Code : 71023 Account number : 67267390497 IFS Code : SBIN0071023 MICRCode : 676009054

Selected papers will find their place in Singularities Volume 5 Issue 1. Selection of abstract will not ensure the selection of paper for publication. So please pay the publication fee only after receiving a mail stating the selection for publication after peer review.

Should you have further queries, kindly contact us via siconbeauty2018@gmail.com or 9447349388, 9567084564, 9745990000